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Good evening.
I first discovered mods in 95, with some little BBS-born shareware player that could only comprehend 4-ch songs. Found a neat one later called Cthulu that used visualizations before winamp/apple/mplayer ever could.

Anyway, I fell in love and it got awesome when I discovered two things:
A CD labeled SoundMod 1, and a copy of FastTracker 2.04.
I prodded into some of the great ones' tunes and tinkered with samples, note spacing, BPM and envelopes and stuck with it for about 3-4 years. Hard drive crash killed my 49 songs (most of them 6-ch and about 1.5 minutes each, kinda chippy, kinda ballade-ey). I ripped samples, never songs, and always gave credit. Not that I ever shared my music except with one person, but it's the thought that counts...

So I finally got over it, want to remake a few from memory, and start over. My plans are to use this EEE PC, smack a touchscreen on it, and track again. A song a week for as long as I can. I've already got DOSBOX, DOG, and FT209 on here, and finally found DOG settings to make the sound behave through DOSBOX under windows XP. Took weeks. Grr.

So I'm glad I'm here, and looking to talk FT2 or Renoise with anyone who's willing.

PS- The first MOD I ever listened to was Blueboxing. Hecks yes. And does anyone know what happened to a tracker named Deus Lucifer? I lost his mods in that crash, too, and would love to find them again.

Good night, and thank you!
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 13:29:28 »

Hello there, nice to see you and to hear your story.

May I suggest also checking out MilkyTracker which makes a real effort to be FT2 compatible and as a native application, might perform better on your Eee than FT2 under emulated DOS environment.

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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 13:54:19 »

welcome to our community, you have quite a history there. :)
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 00:54:02 »

Hiya, and welcome!

Raina's got a good point -- some of the more modern trackers will probably behave a bit better. Personally, I use (and highly recommend) OpenMPT. It's got a different focus from MilkyTracker, though, so it's probably worthwhile playing with a couple of different ones to see what you like. :)
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 06:45:54 »

You people  were right. I've tried a bunch, but Milky Tracker seems llike the smoothest transition. Renoise won't save .xm's, (or play s3ms!!!) otherwise I'd use that.
Now I'm just going to hunt down a touchscreen for my 10" EEE and finish this half-done re-write of an old gospel hymn "Wayfaring Stranger". Been tinkering with it since my first post up there, for weeks (through a nasty virus  attack and two system reinstalls on the EEE). I like taking traditional songs and putting uncommon instruments into them. The aforementioned song will be re-done with a sitar on bass guitar distortion and two chip leads.
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 14:33:34 »

kinda chippy, kinda ballade-ey

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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 15:39:04 »

A big furry one.
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 17:24:17 »

yay furry!

welcome to The Mod Archive!  ;) hope that you'll find inspiration and help here.
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Re: Hello. Trying to get back into tracking, glad you're still here.
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 19:43:12 »

Thank you. I do, too. It's been about 11 years since I've picked up a tracker, and  it is definately *not* like riding a bike. I'll stick to my old method of tinkering til it sounds right, I mean I know I'm not Maelcum or another Purple Motion or 4mat, but I'm glad my reception has been warm so far.



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